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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-06-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Byzantine chess. A variant of Shatranj, played on a round board. (Cells: 64)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-14
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Shatranj. The widely played Arabian predecessor of modern chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-05-30
Ancient Bulgarian ChessBROKEN LINK!. Web page in Bulgarian with an English version of the page. Slow.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Dr. Francesco  Piacenza. Archchess. Large chess variant from 17th century Italy. (10x10, Cells: 100)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-05-05
 By Eric V. Greenwood. ArchCourier Chess. This game is Courier Chess expert Eric Greenwood's modernization of Courier Chess. (12x8, Cells: 96)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-12-17
 Author: M  Winther. Blindfold ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-12-17
 Author: M  Winther.. One of the oldest chess variants, where one of the players is blindfolded (zrf available).
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-11-12
 Author: M  Winther. Bolyar ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-11-12
 Author: M  Winther.. A historical variant, native to Bulgaria, with imaginative rules (zrf available).
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-05-30
Bulgarian ChessBROKEN LINK!. Web page in Bulgarian with an English version of the page. Slow.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1997-06-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Byzantine chess. A variant of Shatranj, played on a round board. (Cells: 64)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2004-06-05
 Author: Jeff  Rients. Enochian Chess. Four-player team variant of the Golden Dawn. (8x8, Cells: 64)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Gala. Medieval game of German farmers. (10x10, Cells: 100)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-09-27
 By M  Winther. Gala (Farmer's Chess)This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2009-09-27
 By M  Winther.. Gala, a medieval cross between chess and tafl games. New rules reconstruction (with zrf).
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Grande Acedrex. A large variant from 13th century Europe. (12x12, Cells: 144)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Great chess. An Indian/Turkish and very playable historic variant on a 10 by 10 board. (10x10, Cells: 100)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-10-29
 By M  Winther. Korean ChessThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2006-10-29
 By M  Winther.. Korean Chess: presentation plus a strong Zillions implementation.

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2016-12-05
 By Jose  Carrillo. Latrunculi XXI. A 21st century variant on an ancient Chess-like game of the Roman empire. (10x8, Cells: 80)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-05-20
 Author: John  Ayer. Inventor:   _unknown. Parsi Chess. 19th century southern Indian chess variation. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2016-12-24
 By Jose  Carrillo. Petteia XXI. A 21st century variant on an ancient Draughts-like game of the Roman empire. (8x8, Cells: 64)
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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1999-12-29
 By Jean-Louis  Cazaux. Proto-Chaturanga. A seminal so-called "indo-persian" game with only King and Pawns. (8x8, Cells: 64)

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 0000-00-00
 By Simon Edward Jepps. QheszThis item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 0000-00-00
 By Simon Edward Jepps.. Aesthetically similar to Omega Chess but dynamically very different, with an evolved "Wxyzaerd" piece.

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2011-12-27
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Jan  Boogert. Schada - Het Wereld Spel. A crossover between Chess and Draughts from the 1930's. (8x8, Cells: 64)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-01-04
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: Henry J. Self. Self's three-handed chess. 19th century chess variant for three players. (Cells: 144)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2010-06-15
 Author: Daniil  Frolov. Semedo. Missing description (5x8, Cells: 40)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-31
 Author: Nader  Daou. Senterej Adobe Acrobat file. Part of a document describing various Historical Chess Variants.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-04-06
Senterej This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-04-06
. Missing description
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-31
 Author: Nader  Daou. Shatar (Mongolian Chess) Adobe Acrobat file. Part of a document describing various Historical Chess Variants.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1998-10-20
Shatra This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1998-10-20
. Old game from the Altai from Russia, on special shaped board with draughts-like capture.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-12-14
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Shatranj. The widely played Arabian predecessor of modern chess. (8x8, Cells: 64) (Recognized!)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-31
 Author: Nader  Daou. Shatranj Adobe Acrobat file. Part of a document describing various Historical Chess Variants.
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Shatranj Kamil I. Large shatranj variant with new piece: camel. (10x10, Cells: 100)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2001-09-29
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Shatranj Kamil II. Large historic shatranj variant with new piece: dabbabah or war machine. (10x10, Cells: 100)
  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2007-03-31
 Author: Nader  Daou. Sho Shogi (Little/Small Shogi) Adobe Acrobat file. Part of a document describing various Historical Chess Variants.

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  • This item is a game information page
It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2002-08-12
 Author: Jörg  Knappen. Inventor: G. Arthur Lutze. Vierschach. 19th Century 4-player game where allies start off at right angles to each other. (14x14, Cells: 160)

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41 'Large board' entries listed 1 'Small board' entry listed
9 'Three or more players' entries listed 13 'Oriental' entries listed
81 'From ancient times' entries listed 1 'War game' entry listed
2 'Unorthodox shaped board' entries listed 3 'Circular shaped board' entries listed
1 'Hidden information' entry listed 3 'In a category all its own' entries listed
2 'Each player has a different army' entries listed 1 'Sold commercially' entry listed
1 'Chess combined with some other game or sport' entry listed 12 'Xiangqi, or Xiangqi-based' entries listed
19 'Shogi, or Shogi-based' entries listed

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